Legendary local name lives on through generous gift to hospital
Jersey Shore University Medical Center received a $300,000 gift in 2014 from the trust of the late Howard Corlies (1883-1958), of Spring Lake, New Jersey. The gift honors the memory of Mr. Corlies, a prominent Monmouth County resident who faithfully served the hospital and its mission to provide the best health care experience for the Jersey Shore community.
Steven G. Littleson, FACHE, President, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, remarks "Howard Corlies played an incredibly important role in the evolution of what is today known as Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The hospital's location on Corlies Avenue reminds us every day of the significance of the historic Corlies family name, and Howard Corlies' generous gift reflects just how much he cared for the health and future of our community."
Throughout his lifetime, Mr. Corlies was an active volunteer leader and donor to the Raleigh Fitkin-Paul Morgan Memorial Hospital in Neptune, New Jersey (subsequently named Jersey Shore University Medical Center), serving as both the President of Board of Governors and Chairman of the Executive Committee from 1936 to 1943. He made substantial gifts to support the growth of the hospital, and encouraged others to do so as well.
Mr. Corlies' last tribute to Jersey Shore, facilitated through a family trust, was dedicated in the 1950s. As a provision in his will, Mr. Corlies, who died on September 14, 1958, provided for his two grandnephews and grandniece for the duration of their lives through a Testamentary Charitable Remainder Trust. When his last grandnephew Corlies Clayburgh died in 2014, the trust bequeathed $300,000 to Jersey Shore.